A Political Statement by the Dude who Discovered the First Gospel. Now that I have a large online audience, in anticipation of future media questions about my politics, I’d like to set the record straight right up front in writing. Please see my full statement at LODLIB-7: doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3975082
James McGrath over at Patheos blogs his initial response to my findings. By way of response, to put it simply, the very first Gospel (Qn) that I’ve discovered for the first time in history is at its core the Gospel of Marcion aka Early Luke minus Markan content and few redactions made by the compiler of Early Luke.Read More »
bell hooks asked me
when you marry
to orality, acousticality, signality
then every interdependent human text
can be tagged and connected
i think i just gave birth to the matrix
please don’t be mad at me
for something that was supposed to be
did you know the wachowski sisters are prophets?
jack esqueleto told me
I personally am a Christian. I’m proud to have been baptized as a Christian and to have served as a minister in a Black Church for four years. I’m proud to have taught at Christian colleges and seminaries. I’m proud to have spent my whole adult life studying the Jewish and Christian scriptures. They are so, so amazing.Read More »
A Black friend recently encouraged me to read Frederick Douglass’ autobiography. It was horrifying and yet inspiring. What an incredible human being.Read More »
As our society confronts its history of systemic racism, I am finding the courage to speak my truth and tell my story publicly for the first time.
I’m bisexual.Read More »
In our Academic Senate meetings at CSUF, we sometimes pause to have a moment of silence for CSUF faculty who have passed. While not overtly religious, it is a beautiful and meaningful ritual and tradition.
I can’t help but think about the many persons who never had an opportunity to be part of our community because of systemic injustice, and that we also have a solemn duty to be vigilant in remembering them.Read More »
Week Two’s survey of methods prompted lots of good discussion about what methods/approaches students felt strongly about, both pro and con. While it is certainly fine for everyone to have preferences, it’s also important that we not entrench ourselves in preconceived notions and biases.Read More »